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By Danielle Butler

The Totem

Schoolhouse Rock coming live

By Haley Stirton The name of the musical is “Schoolhouse Rock Live.” The musical is about a teacher who on his first day of school is unsure about how to teach the students. Then he starts remembering the lessons the classic Schoolhouse Rock provided. This particular musical was chosen by acting teacher Jeff Boyer and music teacher Robert Doole because it Juniors Christian Mullen, Austin Baughman, and Darci Hud- is more modern than past kins practice after school for the fall musical. shows and gives more creativity to the students. “This will be the best musical of all time; generations from now people will speak of this play and weep with fond remembrance,” Boyer said. The cast rehearses after school, and they have created their own actions and dance moves. The show they are doing is called an ensemble show, where everyone in the cast plays an equal part in developing actions. There are 21 songs in the show, which is twice a normal musical. “Schoolhouse Rock Live” will be Friday, Nov. 20, at 7:00 p.m., Saturday Nov. 21 at 9:00 a.m. where breakfast will be served, and again that night at 7:00.

News

Oct. 20, 2009

from around the halls Corrections: The Totem regrets these errors in the September issue: -Knic Rush’s (10) and Lindsey Gauntt’s (9) names were misspelled. -Erin Funk (10) was misidentified.

How do you stay up with current events? Local/National Television News – 40% Radio – 16% Magazines or Newspapers – 6% Internet – 29% I don’t pay attention to the news – 9% 100 people surveyed by Brooke Schultz on October 5th.

Do you think the H1N1 (Swine Flu) will become a pandemic, epidemic virus, or will not spread?

Stacey Beavers Scholarship By Bailey Auten The Shawnee Heights Choraliers, under the direction of Robert Doole, will perform in a concert held on Monday, Nov. 2, 7:30 at White Concert Hall, Washburn University. This concert is co-sponsored by the Civic Music Club of Topeka and Washburn University. Dr. Ann Marie Snook will MC the concert. Tickets are $5 at the hall. Children 11 and under are admitted free. All proceeds go to music scholarships at Washburn University.

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Shelby Tibbs (sophomore)

“I think it will spread, definitely, because the vaccine isn’t out yet.”

Christian Mullen (junior)

“When the H1N1 strand of flu reached America, the government did NOT handle it in the right way.”

Jackson Hermann (sophomore) “It won’t become anything significant.”

Shannon Dickson (sophomore) “It already has been declared an epidemic, so Boo, Yahh!”


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